Monthly Archives: July 2011

MultiMedia Preview – Seven Star Bicycles

Our final assignment this summer for Small Format class is a multimedia piece with photographs and sound. I am doing my presentation on the newly opened Seven Star Bicycles in Durham, NC. Here are a couple preview pics from the soon-to-be-completed presentation.

©All Images – Eric Waters 2011

Advertisements

Painting with Light at Night

In our Small Format class, we were assigned to use multiple pops of the flash to “paint” a scene at night with light. I went with some other students to a cool property in the country with lots of old vehicles and buildings, all sitting out in the dark. I decided to light up this old truck. The wonderful Courtney Satterfield channeled her inner James Dean and pop pop pop – this shot was created!

©Eric Waters 2011

I also experimented with a similar method in the studio using flashlights. Here is an antique banjo painted with blue and orange colored flashlights in the dark.

©Eric Waters 2011

Early Morning Rain and Light

One Sunday morning, I was up early in the Duke Gardens looking for reflection shots for an assignment. While doing that, I also captured some shots of the plants there, still covered in rain from the night before. Enjoy!

Heavy Metal

For our Small Format class, we were assigned to photograph with flash at an indoor industrial location. I found the Randolph Machine Co. in Asheboro. The owner and workers were friendly and helpful and all the industrial machinery was perfect for photographing. I had to get an overall shot of the shop, a close-up shot of a worker’s hands and a mid-range shot of someone in their work area. Here is my submission for that last shot.

©Eric Waters 2011

Fourth of July Red White and Blues

We were assigned to capture a trio of photos over the Fourth of July break that had an Americana aspect to them. Unfortunately, it rained on Fourth of July- but I still caught a few shots at the Eno River Festival that same weekend and during the rain…

All images ©Eric Waters 2011

36 Strangers

For our small format digital class, we were assigned to photograph 36 strangers and learn some basic facts about them. We had to take very close shots so that the person came close to filling the frame. We also had to use portable flash on 24 of them. During this assignment, I met a lot of new, cool people and heard some interesting life stories! Below are 12 of my favorite portraits. Enjoy!

Available Light

Fill Flash Outside

Inside Flash

All images ©Eric Waters 2011